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1/ Good Lord. This is correct. Well remembered. Screenshot in my next tweet.
2/ Here it is: the 2005 Conservative manifesto, obviously *not* accepting the 1997 referendum result, and calling for...wait for it...another referendum
3/ And before anyone says that there's a distinction because the Welsh referendum result had been implemented, the Tories voted against applying the result *before* it was implemented
4/ There are presumably some lovely quotes at the time from today's Brexiters justifying their votes against implementing the 1997 referendum result. Go for it, folks.
5/ Finally: this background is presumably better known amongst Welsh political scientists, but now the Prime Minister herself has brought this hypocrisy to wider public attention, via the novel method of lying through her teeth about it. Slooow handclap! 🐲
6/ No wait, there's more, the Prime Minister herself indeed voted against implementing the result of the Welsh referendum, contrary to the quite outrageous lie she plans to utter later today
7/ Indeed, quite a number of Brexiters voted against giving effect to the result of the Welsh referendum...
8/ Bonus: the Prime Minister and other Brexiters voting against setting up the *Scottish parliament* before implementing that 1997 referendum result, despite a much bigger vote in favour:
9/ Owen Paterson here, complaining about implementing the result of the Welsh referendum based on a "tiddly widdly majority"...
10/ Paterson being terribly concerned about what the CBI said about the Welsh Assembly...not his approach when the CBI talks about Brexit though
11/ There it is: Paterson voting against the bill to implement the result of the Welsh referendum. Saboteur! Cave dweller! Enemy of the peeeeple!
12/ Bernard Jenkin, querying whether the Welsh referendum result had sufficient "democratic consent"
13/ Jenkin also voting not to implement the result of the Welsh referendum, as it lacked "broad and informed consent" and would give rise to "many years of argument"...SABOTEUR!!
14/ Also voting against implementing the result of the Welsh referendum: Fox, Redwood, Davis, Fabricant, IDS and...drum roll please...Theresa May
15/ What can you say except
16/ And the person who cast that vote is planning to say this. Utterly Trumpian.
17/ Finally (again), here's a link to the Hansard debate I have been screenshotting. Good night all! hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1997-1…
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